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Scott Nyquist

nyquistScott is a director and senior partner in the management consulting Firm McKinsey & Company. He serves energy and industrial companies on matters of strategy, organization, and performance improvement. He has assisted integrated oil companies, independent exploration and production companies, national oil companies, electric utilities, and industrial companies that serve the energy industry. 

He joined McKinsey in 1984 and worked in McKinsey's London office until 1998 when he moved to McKinsey's Houston Office. He has led McKinsey's European and America's Oil and Gas practices, and co-led both McKinsey's Global Energy and Materials sector and McKinsey's Sustainability and Resource productivity practices.

He has been on McKinsey's board of Directors and a member of McKinsey's committees that review the performance of its partners. He has been on the extended board of the McKinsey Global Institute which is McKinsey's internally funded think tank. While at McKinsey, Scott has led internal research projects on topics related to oil and gas, resource productivity, and the US economy. 

Before joining McKinsey, Scott obtained an M.B.A. from the Harvard Business School, worked for Exxon Production Research in Houston, and graduated from the University of Michigan with a B.S. in Chemical Engineering. Scott’s Houston community involvement includes board membership on the Houston Symphony Board of Trustees, the Greater Houston Partnership Board of Directors, Rice University’s Jones School, Council of Overseers, and most recently the University of Houston Energy Advisory Board.